Africa

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Will women really benefit from the digital revolution?

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:19 | 3,875 views
The book “The Gender Digital Divide in Francophone Africa, a Harsh Reality” written by Marie-Helene Mottin-Sylla has just been translated into English by APC, the Association for Progressive Communications. On this occasion, Sylvie Niombo, Deputy Coordinator of APC’s Africa-Women Programme, interviewed Marie-Helene on the content of the book.

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Gender, Trade and the role of ICTs in economic growth

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:19 | 4,265 views
While trade offers opportunities for women's socio-economic empowerment and growth in Africa, it can perpetuate women's marginalisation and gender inequalities, which in turn hamper growth and development, the ultimate goal of trade.

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Why Are Congolese Women Absent from Decision Making in ICTs?

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:19 | 5,337 views
The Republic of Congo is located in Central Africa, with an estimated population of 2,854,600in 2000. The urban population is at 66% and is concentrated in the southern areas of the country. Telecommunications infrastructures are decrepit, limited to the two biggest cities of the country (Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire). Despite the existence of private telecommunications companies, only mobile...

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Pourquoi les femmes sont-elles absentes dans la prise de décision dans les TIC au Congo?

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:19 | 3,849 views
La République Congo est située en Afrique centrale et possède une population estimée à 2 854 600 habitants en 2000. Elle est urbaine à 66% et se trouve concentrée dans la partie sud du pays. Les infrastructures de télécommunications sont vétustes, limitées en grande partie aux deux grandes villes du pays (Brazzaville et Pointe-Noire). Malgré l’existence des sociétés de télécommunications privées...

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ICT gender issues past, present and future

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:19 | 4,362 views
As women living in Africa we have many things to confront: the process of African enlargement and our participation in the globalised world, the decline of national states, the dominance of market and consumerism, growing poverty, social and political inequalities or insecurities within Africa and outside in the face of neo-conservatism and dominance of the United States.

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Africa Grassroot Caucus prioritise the WSIS and MDGs as part of development

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:19 | 3,730 views
Africa Grassroots Caucus has prioritised the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as part of development. This was the outcome of the second Grassroots Caucus Regional Consultation that took place in Lusaka, Zambia on 26-28 July 2005. The participants from Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Congo Brazzaville and the Democratic Republic of Congo...

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HIV/AIDS and mobile technology: sms saving lives in Africa

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:19 | 7,412 views
Two new mobile technology programs in South Africa and Kenya are helping HIV/AIDS sufferers and their carers cope with the challenges.

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OAFLA to use ICTs for social justice

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 06:19 | 3,808 views
The Organisation of African First Ladies against AIDS (OAFLA) seeks to place women’s health issues on national and regional development agendas. They have embraced ICTs as a tool to advocate for social justice especially in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Publication

The Africa Women's Regional Shadow Report on Beijing +15

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:38 | 4,331 views
A regional analysis on the status of women 15 years after the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. The report maps out the progress, gaps and challenges under each of the critical areas of concern in the West, Eastern and Southern sub-regions, with emphasis on the period since the last review in 2004 (Beijing +10). For example, the report argues ,that the ICTs have...

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Radio, Convergence and Development in Africa: Gender as a Cross-Cutting Issue

Posted Wed 2 Jun 2010 - 05:38 | 3,879 views
The purpose of this paper is to argue for the consideration of gender issues in all research on radio, convergence and development in Africa. It is intended to guide the deliberations at our Butare roundtable (September 2009) discussion on a research agenda and to ensure that we put gender considerations front and centre as we design our research plans.